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5.0 out of 5 stars I continue to enjoy the smooth, hassle-free protection of Trend Micro, 16 Jan 2011
This review is from: Titanium Maximum Security 2011, 3 User, 1 Year (PC) (CD-ROM)
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== CLEAN, EASY ==

The new 2011 interface for Trend Micro Internet Security is clean & easy for anyone who doesn't want/need to know what it's doing every few mins, other than to be assured it is doing its job.

Installation was a breeze, taking about 10 mins. You only need to enter an email address and a product key.

There is no 'update' button (and hence less of those deeply irritating alert messages, nagging you to get the latest virus definitions). It just does it automatically, in the background. Why-oh-why, don't all antivirus packages behave like this?

== UNOBTRUSIVE, ANTISPAM, ONLINE BACKUP ==

I was able to run PhotoShop, InDesign, Firefox and Opera, without crippling performance! (In fact, I noticed no slow down, whatsoever.) In this respect, it is so much better than McAfee.

The security suite comprehensively covers the essentials - viruses, spyware & the detection of malicious web pages. But as always, be sensible! No-one is immune from viruses, just because they have antivirus software installed. It's good practice to ONLY visit trustworthy sites (use a Firefox addon like 'Web of Trust') and consider using something like No-Script (the Firefox addon), which can stop the bad stuff running. (And by 'the bad stuff', I mean malicious JavaScript written by ne'er-do-wells)

It also has other nice to have features like email spam protection, which might depend on your email software and provider and doesn't apply to web-based email clients like Google's GMail (unless you use something like Thunderbird/Outlook for IMAP emails). Major services such as Yahoo! Mail and Google's GMail do have virus and spam protection built in, on their servers. (I have found GMail's server side protection to be the best, by the way)

The icing on the cake is the 10GB online backup. It's always advisable to have at least one off-site backup of your irreplaceable documents -- 10GB is ample for my documents, tax returns and my photos.

== IT'S THE BEST PACKAGE OUT THERE, BY A COUNTRY MILE ==

I consider myself to be an intermediate to advanced user, with a good understanding of the underlying principles of computer security. (i.e. I am a geek!). This package is perfect because it works, very effectively. It blocks attacks and fine tunes your system. Trend is a reputable company, I have used them for years.

It doesn't give you a giant array of features/settings, but gosh, how many do you really need?

Use common sense: in addition to using something like NoScript (described earlier), keep on top of security updates for things like Adobe Flash and your web browsers. Why? Because the ne'er-do-wells take advantage of exploits ('security holes')
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